Individual Lesson - Basic (1hr - piano) I

Faculty
Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Department
Music
Course Code
MUSC 1155
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
N/A
Method Of Instruction
Tutorial
Typically Offered
Fall
Winter

Overview

Course Description
Private instruction on the interpretation and performance of intermediate piano repertoire and technique.
Course Content

These represent minimum requirements. If the student is more advanced, then repertoire, technique and sight reading will be adjusted to the appropriate level, and the technique of accompanying may also be introduced.

  1. Technique
    • Pentachord exercises
    • Lateral movements with the thumb; scales and arpeggios
    • triads; triads and inversions; dominant seventh and diminished seventh chords
    • Articulations
    • Pedal techniques
  2. Repertoire
    • Preludes
    • Contrapuntal pieces
    • Melodies with accompaniments
    • Elementary sonatina
    • 20th & 21st -century idioms
    • Easy jazz, pop, rock
  3. Practice Methods
    • Analysis of components of pieces
    • Division of practice time
  4. Sight Reading
    • Tonal and non-tonal melodies
    • Simple two-part pieces
    • Melodies with chordal accompaniment
    • Isolated intervals and triads
    • Rhythmic patterns
  5. Introduction to Popular/Jazz Music Chording and Improvisation – at the discretion of the instructor
  6. Performance and Attendance 
  • Students are required to perform in at least one student recital as specified by instructor
  • Students are required to attend all Arts at One concerts 
Methods Of Instruction

The student will receive one hour per week of private instruction for 12 weeks. 

Means of Assessment

Grades will be allotted by the instructor on the basis of weekly progress in the various aspects of the course, and on performance level exhibited over the course of the semester.  The instructor and student will discuss the student's progress and performance level at regular intervals (minimum three times) during the semester, so that the student is aware of his/her current standing and what is expected.  No single evaluation will be worth more than 40% of the final grade (please see Douglas College's evaluation policy).  The following is a sample grade breakdown:

25%   Technical progress
25% Musicianship progress
30% Technical and musical performance level
20% Attitude and effort
100% Total

Up to 10% of the total mark will be deducted for unfulfilled participation. The following explains the grading calculation:

  • 1% is deducted for each absence from the Arts at One concert series.
  • 1% is added for each performance and/or accompaniment. This addition will only offset marks that have been deducted.
Learning Outcomes

The successful student will be able to interpret and perform keyboard repertoire, demonstrate technical requirements, and sight read at an appropriate level, as outlined in the Course Content.

Textbook Materials

Study material will be selected by the instructor.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Acceptance into the Basic Musicianship Certificate Program

Corequisites

Full time status in the Basic Musicianship Certificate Program and permission of the department Coordinator.

Equivalencies

None

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU PMI 101 (2) 2014/05/01 to -
College of New Caledonia (CNC) No credit 2014/05/01 to -
Columbia College (COLU) No credit 2014/05/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 1105 (2) 2004/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG MUSC 1155 (3) & DOUG MUSC 1255 (3) = SFU CA 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 1XX (1) 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU MUSI 140 (1) 2004/09/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) No credit 2014/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2005/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2014/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (1) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 1XX (1) 2004/09/01 to 2014/04/30
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 1XX (1.5) 2014/05/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) Individual Audition Required 2014/05/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32196
Tue Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Barrington
Barrie
Open
MUSC 1155 001 is restricted to full-time Basic Musicianship students. Reserved for recitals and master classes: Actual lesson time TBA.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
40
5
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N3221
12:30 - 14:20